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Certificate IV in Mental Health

SKU:CHC43315

Leap into a career in the mental health sector and become a valued care worker. You’ll be equipped with all the practical skills you need to help empower vulnerable people. Graduate industry ready to thrive in this industry that offers diverse job opportunities.
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Intro to Certificate IV in Mental Health

Be a Friend to Vulnerable People

Our nationally accredited CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health is designed to equip you with a broad understanding of mental health, which will allow you to make a huge difference in people’s well-being. Unlock diverse career opportunities and begin a meaningful career in mental health today.

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Common job Outcomes

  • Community Rehabilitation and Support Worker
  • Community Support Worker
  • Mental Health Intake Officer
  • Mental Health Outreach Worker
  • Mental Health Rehabilitation Support Worker

Job Skills

  • Rehabilitation of clients
  • Community services
  • Effective communication skills
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Course breakdown

What you’ll learn in this course

This qualification includes a range of units designed to gain in-demand skills to support people affected by mental illness and psychiatric conditions. Learn how to empower clients to work towards self-directed recovery and enjoy the job satisfaction of knowing you’re making a huge difference every day.

Certificate IV in Mental Health

CHCCOM002
Use communication to build relationships
  • Communicate with clients and co-workers
  • Address communication needs
  • Facilitate meetings
CHCLEG001
Work legally and ethically
  • Identify and respond to legal requirements
  • Identify and meet ethical responsibilities
  • Contribute to workplace improvements
CHCMHS007
Work effectively in trauma informed care
  • Work from a trauma informed care perspective
  • Utilise self-care strategies
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of trauma informed care in services
CHCCCS004
Assess co-existing needs
  • Prepare for assessment
  • Analyse the person’s needs using a collaborative approach
  • Determine appropriate services
  • Complete reporting
  • Evaluate assessment and referral processes
CHCMHS005
Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues
  • Assess capacity to provide support to a person with co-existing mental health and AOD issues
  • Work collaboratively to provide support services to address co-existing issues
  • Facilitate links to further care
  • Collaborate with the person to minimise risk
  • Review and report on support provided
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  • 07:00 am - 08:00 am

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    Morning routine + commute

  • 09:00 am - 01:00 pm

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  • 01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

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  • 02:00 pm - 05:00 pm

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  • 05:00 pm - 06:30 pm

    Evening routine

  • 06:30 pm - 07:30 pm

    Study session

  • 07:30 pm - 08:30 pm

    Break

  • 08:30 pm - 09:30 pm

    Study session

  • 09:30 pm - onwards

    Relax

Study for a minimum 23.3 hours per week to complete modules in 12 months

  • Daily routine
  • 07:00 am - 08:00 am

    Coffee + Study

  • 08:00 am - 09:00 am

    Morning routine + commute

  • 09:00 am - 05:00 pm

    Work

  • 05:00 pm - 06:30 pm

    Evening routine

  • 06:30 pm - 07:30 pm

    Study session

  • 07:30 pm - 08:00 pm

    Break

  • 08:00 pm - 09:00 pm

    Study session

  • 09:00 pm - onwards

    Relax

Study for a minimum 15.5 hours per week to complete modules in 18 months

Your course may include work placement which will be completed in addition to weekly study blocks.

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Your trainer

Zinna Nesa
Zinna has over 15 years of experience working within the healthcare industry. She has worked with people in mental health, young children with a significant trauma background, different community programs, and within aged care industries (including palliative care and dementia-specific units).
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Zinna Nesa

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Zinna has over 15 years of experience working within the healthcare industry. She has worked with people in mental health, young children with a significant trauma background, different community programs, and within aged care industries (including palliative care and dementia-specific units).
Zinna has over 15 years of experience working within the healthcare industry. She has worked with people in mental health, young children with a significant trauma background, different community programs, and within aged care industries (including palliative care and dementia-specific units).

She also has 2 years of experience with children and families as a therapeutic case worker, a field professional who works to integrate clients into their relationships and create positive living situations. Her primary responsibilities include conducting assessments, developing service plans, coordinating services, and providing advocacy and support. She also works closely with clients and their families to identify needs and help them access services, including counseling, financial assistance, and housing. She is experienced in crisis intervention, patient care, de-escalation techniques, conflict resolution, and document proficiency, and possesses strong communication skills.

Zinna has been a Trainer and Assessor for over 1 year, working in classrooms, workplaces, and online. Her qualifications include a Bachelor of Social Science, an Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management, a Diploma of Community Services, a Diploma of Mental Health, a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment TAE40116, a Certificate IV in Community Services, a Certificate IV in Ageing and Disability Support, and a Certificate III in Health Service Assistance.

Teaching means that she has an emotional investment in making our world better, feels that she is making a positive contribution to society, never stops learning, gains satisfaction from seeing people learn, and is well respected.

Working as a community worker, she believes it is an opportunity for her to provide care and support to vulnerable clients. She wants to support and treat vulnerable clients with kindness and respectful behavior so that they feel secure, safe, and can become more independent in their lives. She loves both of her professions

Frequently Asked Questions

Does this teach me about psychology?

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This course will touch on some small components of psychology, such as understanding the different types of mental illness. However, the job roles are quite different. A psychologist tends to focus more on mental and emotional well-being issues, whilst a mental health support worker will focus more on “outward” problems around practical and social support like housing, daily tasks of living, communication and managing medical appointments.

How many hours of work placement do I need to do for this course?

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The course contains a minimum of 120 hours of work placement. Download the course guide to find out what the suitable workplaces are for this course.

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Unlike a TAFE, which is government owned, Open Colleges is a privately owned RTO (Registered Training Organisation.) This means that we are an independent entity, and we don’t receive any government funding. For this reason, our courses are not free. If you have any questions about our pricing, please feel free to contact our friendly Enrolment Consultants.

Are your courses nationally recognised?

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Yes, they are! Open Colleges offers nationally recognised Certificates and Diplomas under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). This means that our Certificates and Diplomas meet specific national standards and have been developed in consultation with industry experts to provide the most workplace relevant training. Qualifications from Open Colleges also carry the same level of recognition as courses delivered on-campus in a classroom setting. So, when you study with OC, you can rest assured that you are receiving quality education.

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*Courses offered by the Open Colleges School of Health, which are campus based, do have specific intake dates, so please check the course page for more information.

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Pay in 74 instalments over the length of your course.
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